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A Sampling of Variant Idiomaticity in Freshman Composition at North Texas State University from 1958 to 1968

Description: "The object of this thesis is neither to uphold the sacred cows of traditionalist grammar nor to forge a way for a liberal philology. It does, however, examine "the kind of English that most people use most of the time," that is, the idiom of the language, and specifically the phrases and expressions that compose idioms."--1.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Fuller, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mythic Themes and Literary Analogues in Lowell's Prometheus Bound

Description: The present study will be concerned primarily with an interpretation of Lowell's derivation of Prometheus Bound as he adapted that play from the Greek playwright Aeschylus' version, with a study of the development of his themes in that play, and with consideration of some of the sources upon which those themes are dependent.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Holford, Carolyn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Stepan Trofimovitch Verhovensky: the Key to The Possessed

Description: In the "metaphysical vacuum" of The Possessed Stepan Trofimovitch Verhovensky is symbolic of a non-productive stewardship--a father who did not father, a teacher who did not teach, and elder who did not will wisdom and tradition to the dependent younger generation. It is puzzling how little critical notice has been taken of Stepan, and it is a lonely position to find in him the key to the teeming, chaotic world of the novel, but this is the thesis which will be pursued.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Kinsey, Marcia DIckson
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Problem of the Hero in Shakespeare's King John

Description: This thesis is an attempt to evaluate the evidence for and against the presence of a hero in King John. As such, it is actually a search into the artistic abilities which Shakespeare exercised in this drama to determine whether he created a dramatic work of art which merits recognition for its own sake.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Ratledge, Wilbert Harold
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Guide to the Teaching of Negro Literature in High School

Description: This paper will be a survey of the major American Negro writers from pre-Civil War days to the present time. Background information concerning each major period will be given, along with information about each author and comments about the selections which are appropriate for classroom discussion. Teachers will also be given suggestions for presenting the material to class, as well as suggested questions and assignments. In conclusion, it will be shown how the literature presented can be fused into the eleventh grade course of study for the Fort Worth Public Schools.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Tucker, Rose Warren
Partner: UNT Libraries